Updated on 2 December 2015 by

The best cell phones for gaming excel in their processing power and display quality, and implement the best platforms for gaming.

The best gaming smartphones for 2015 require a minimum of 4.5 inch display size and high definition screen resolution of 720x1280 to match the vibrant picture quality of present-day video games. In addition, most of higher end games today are pretty demanding and require at least a quad core, 1GHz processor along with 1 GB RAM. However, the top end models for gaming for 2015 would easily surpass these specs with octa-core configurations at near 2GHz speeds and super 2GB RAM sizes.

Furthermore, the operating system you choose is perhaps the most crucial element of consideration and currently gaming studios are focusing mainly on developing for Android and iOS. Consequently our list of best cellphones for gaming comprises Android and Apple devices with powerful processors and dynamic screens for the ultimate mobile gaming experience.


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Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Huawei Nexus 6P
Moto X Force
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Huawei Nexus 6P
Moto X Force
$645 - $1,087
$753 - $1,264
$630 - $800
$499 - $889
$650 - $850
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Release Date
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Sep 2015
Feb 2016
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.1 inch
5.5 inch
5.3 inch
5.7 inch
5.4 inch
Processor Type
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, 1.6GHz octa-core
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
Quad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
12.3 MP
21.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
3.0 GB
3.0 GB
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
Battery Capacity
3000.0 mAh
3600.0 mAh
2800.0 mAh
3450.0 mAh
3760.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Carrier
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Average Rating
 4.7 stars
 4.7 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.5 stars
 4.4 stars
Look and Feel
54% Positive
46% Negative
81% Positive
19% Negative
30% Positive
70% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
84% Positive
16% Negative
Camera
94% Positive
6% Negative
100% Positive
93% Positive
7% Negative
61% Positive
39% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
Display
81% Positive
19% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
70% Positive
30% Negative
Waterproof
100% Positive
100% Positive
Storage
57% Positive
43% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive

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